Dota 2

A record has been set for the Steam community and PC gamers at large. The first game on Steam to see 1,000,000 users playing at once is Dota 2, the free-to-play MOBA that stands near League of Legends in terms of popularity and constant play. The final figure today was 1,153,407 Dota 2 players playing at once.

This is good news for Dota 2 and Steam as it clearly shows the game is a resounding success. However, the one million concurrent numbers figure sort of pales in comparison to what League of Legends regularly shows. That game consistently sees roughly five million concurrent users, and its record is closer to 7.5 million.

The game that comes closest to Dota 2 on Steam, though, is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. That game's record is 420,000 concurrent users.

Video games are a popular way to spend free time. Man, who saw that coming?

Do you play Dota 2? I've never even fired it up, though I have spent some time in LoL.